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Agency Details

Agency Number: TA909
Title: DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION (2)
Start Date: 18 Aug 1983
End Date: 03 Feb 1993
Description:

Design and supervise Government buildings. Advise the Government on capital works and the building industry. On 17 July 1989, as part of a general reorganisation of the State Service, the Operations Branch of the Department of Main Roads and the Development Division of the Housing Department were amalgamated with the Department of Construction. On 18 February 1992, following a change of Government, the Local Government Office was transferred from the Department of Environment and Planning. The new Minister assumed control of racing and gaming and the Tasmanian Racing Authority (formerly part of the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation) and the Gaming Commission (formerly part of the Department of Treasury and Finance) came under the administrative control of the Department of Construction. On 3 February1993, as an interim measure whilst the management of racing and gaming were reviewed, the Gaming Commission was transferred back to the Department of Treasury and Finance.

Information Sources:

Legislation Administered:

Architects Act 1929, Builder's Loans Act 1950, Housing and Construction Act (Repeal) Act 1983, Public Works Construction Act 1880, Roads and Jetties Act 1935 (in so far as it relates to the provision of plant and stores and the operation of the Road Construction Plant Suspense Account and the procurement and use of resources for constructing and maintaining State highways, subsidiary roads, country roads, public works, bridges and marine facilities). Additional legislation, committed to this Department between 1992 and 1993, was administered by the Tasmanian Racing Authority and the Gaming Commission.

Legislation Creating:

SR1983/162

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Functions Performed:
2 CIVIC INFRASTRUCTURE [1]
Controlled Agencies:
TA188 LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE 01 Feb 1945 31 Oct 2000
TA918 TASMANIAN GAMING COMMISSION 13 Feb 1984
TA1552 TASMANIAN RACING AUTHORITY 12 Sep 1990 01 May 1998
Previous Agencies:
TA910 DEPARTMENT OF MAIN ROADS 01 Mar 1977 17 Jul 1989
TA879 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION 13 Sep 1977 18 Aug 1983
TA880 HOUSING DEPARTMENT (2) 01 Jan 1984 31 Dec 1989
TA895 DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, SPORT AND RECREATION 17 Jul 1989 27 Mar 1996
TA912 DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING 17 Jul 1989 02 Feb 1993
TA916 DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY AND FINANCE 07 Nov 1989
Subsequent Agencies:
TA1018 DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND LAND MANAGEMENT 02 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
TA1019 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS 03 Feb 1993 06 Apr 1995
Series Created By Agency:
AE465  PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES OF GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS 01 Jan 1950 31 Dec 1992
AD671  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE - CONSTRUCTION. 01 Jan 1954 31 Dec 1995
AE466  GOVERNMENT BUILDING PHOTOGRAPH ACCESSION REGISTER 01 Jan 1980 31 Dec 1980
AE467  RECORDS OF PHOTOGRAMMETRIC SURVEY OF COLEBROOK PARK 01 Jan 1986 31 Dec 1986
AD873  FILES RELATING TO BRIDGES, JETTIES AND ROADS 01 Jan 1987 31 Dec 1993